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Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd
Event: World of Outlaws at I-55
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: F.A.P. Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 7th (11th)
Saturday: 8th (25th)
2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 832-points – third (34-points behind championship leader, Logan Schuchart)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 25, 2020) – Donny Schatz’ weekend visit to I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, was complete with success, as well as perseverance, not only earning back-to-back top-ten finishes with the Greatest Show On Dirt, but ultimately capping his weekend with an impressive rally from a provisional starting position – 25th on the grid – to finish eighth at the end of 40 circuits.
Battling his way to tenth by lap 30, the Fargo, North Dakota-native was forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional after missing a transfer position in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown. To make matters more difficult, a substandard qualifying effort forced Schatz to race in one of two non-qualifiers races; he rallied from seventh to earn a spot in a heat race.
Schatz kicked-off his weekend on the highbanks of I-55 with a seventh-place score on Friday after starting 11th. A third-place finish during his respective heat race secured Schatz’ main event starting spot.
The pair of top-ten outcomes propelled the ten-time World of Outlaws champion to third in the championship chase; Schatz entered the weekend fourth in the Series standings.
Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car team will continue their 2020 World of Outlaws championship quest with another Missouri doubleheader, this time at the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30.
Most recently, Schatz earned a World of Outlaws victory at Lake Ozark Speedway during a visit in 2018. The $10,000 triumph was the product of row two, taking command with a big move on lap seven and never looking back.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.
Tony Stewart Racing:
2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 6
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 1
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 6